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Welcome to the All-New ADAA Website

The ADAA is a professional organization for dental assistants. It celebrates its 97th year in 2022. President Susan Camizzi identifies its mission as advancing the careers of dental assistants and advocating for the dental assisting profession in matters of education, professional activities, credentialing, and legislation. To promote the ideals and growth of the Association which aid in the accessibility and delivery of quality oral health care to the public. Dental Assistants perform highly technical skilled work under the supervision of dentists in a wide variety of tasks in the dental office, ranging from patient care to administrative duties to laboratory functions.

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onDiem and ADAA Announce Partnership

For Immediate Release

onDiem is excited to announce a strategic partnership with the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA). This collaborative partnership will have a significant impact across the entire dental echo system. At the core of this partnership is a mutual commitment to support dental assistants in thriving in their careers by providing access to resources, continuing education, and career development opportunities.

onDiem and ADAA Announce Partnership

PDS Foundation Dental Assistant Scholarship Opportunity

By Taylor Studebaker

Recognizing the importance of dental assistants to the future of dentistry, the Pacific Dental Services® (PDS®) Foundation created the Dr. Carolyn Ghazal Dental Assistant Scholarship to provide DA students with need-based financial aid, mentorship, and on the job training. Named after Dr. Carolyn Ghazal, Chair of Associate Dentist Development at PDS University™ –Institute of Dentistry, the scholarship aims to mold the next generation of passionate, servant-hearted, dental assistant leaders.

PDS Foundation Dental Assistant Scholarship Opportunity

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 August 2022 
August 25, 2022

Anna Nelson Webinar: Cyber Security (AGD)

Guest Speaker: Ann-Marie DePalma, CDA, RDH, MEd


With cyber-attacks on the rise across dentistry, including at the ADA, what can you do to protect your patients and practice from being another victim? This 1-hour presentation will discuss common sense activities as the saying goes “to be prepared!”

August 26-27, 2022

Dallas County Dental Society

Southwest Dental Conference

Dallas, TX